coronavirus

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Evolution of coronavirus strains

Reuters looked at how seven main strains of the virus evolved around the world: The analysis shows there are currently seven main strains of the virus. The original strain, detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, is the L strain. The virus then mutated into the S strain at the beginning of 2020. That was followed by V and G strains. Strain G mutated yet further into...

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1 in 5 prisoners had Covid-19, a grid map

The Marshall Project and The Associated Press report on the Covid-19 rates in prison, which are multiple times greater than the general population. Katie Park shows the regional variation with this cross between a dot density map and a grid map. They’ve made the data available here. Tags: Associated Press, coronavirus, Marshall Project, prison

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Infrared to show air particles from your talk hole

I’m sure you know this already, but just in case, air particles come out of your mouth when you talk, cough, etc. The Washington Post used an infrared camera to demonstrate: To visually illustrate the risk of airborne transmission in real time, The Washington Post used an infrared camera made by the company FLIR Systems that is capable of detecting exhaled breath. Numerous experts — epidemiologists, virologists and engineers —...

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Unemployment and Occupation

Unemployment has hit some industries more than others. Here's how the most recent estimates compare against last year's. Read More

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Where ICUs are near capacity

The New York Times mapped the seven-day average of ICU bed occupancy rates: More than a third of Americans live in areas where hospitals are running critically short of intensive care beds, federal data show, revealing a newly detailed picture of the nation’s hospital crisis during the deadliest week of the Covid-19 epidemic. Hospitals serving more than 100 million Americans reported having fewer than 15 percent of intensive care beds...

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Bill Nye on masks, with a map and some props

Talking about the effectiveness of masks, Bill Nye uses a map and some props to show mask-wearing against infection. @billnye I don’t know who needs to hear this but… ##masks work. Wear one. Carry on… ##tiktokpartner ##learnontiktok ♬ original sound – Bill Nye Tags: Bill Nye, coronavirus, mask

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House raided of fired Florida data manager in charged of Covid-19 dashboard

Jeffrey Schweers for Tallahassee Democrat: State police brandishing firearms Monday raided the Tallahassee home of Rebekah Jones, the former Department of Health employee who built the state’s much-praised COVID-19 dashboard before being fired over what she said was refusing to “manipulate data.” “They pointed a gun in my face. They pointed guns at my kids,” Jones tweeted shortly before 5 p.m. After her firing in May, Jones started her own...

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Defining essential worker to distribute vaccine

Matthew Conlen, in an article by Abby Goodnough and Jan Hoffman for NYT, charted essential and frontline workers by industry. With limited doses, states have to decide who gets the vaccine after healthcare workers and the most vulnerable elderly. You’ve probably heard mentions of essential workers to be next in line, but under the CDC’s definition, 70 percent of workers are essential. Tags: coronavirus, essential, New York Times, vaccine

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Vaccine contracts

Bloomberg is tracking nine coronavirus vaccines around the world. In addition to the approval process, they’re also tracking the procurement and distribution from companies to countries. Billions. Tags: Bloomberg, coronavirus, vaccine

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Your place in the vaccine line

Using estimates from the Surgo Foundation and Ariadne Labs, Stuart A. Thompson for NYT Opinion shows how many people are in front of you to get the coronavirus vaccine. Just enter your age, if you’re an essential worker, and the county you live in for an idea of where you are. Tags: coronavirus, New York Times, Stuart A. Thompson, vaccine, waiting

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